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Princes George and Edward's Education

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THE MAY MAGAZINES.
Interesting Paragraphs and Pictures from our Monthly Contemporaries.

Now that the days when Kings did as they pleased have passed away for ever, the heirs to thrones must prepare themselves for their duties with much study and thorough training.
Most heirs to thrones, says a writer in "Munsey's Magazine," have studied under private tutors rather than in schools and colleges, and only in England and Germany does the opposite custom prevail.
When six years old the Prince of Wales and the late Prince Albert Victor were placed under the instruction of Canon Dalton, but the Prince was determined to go to sea, although Prince Albert Victor went to Cambridge.
England's future King is undoubtedly a first-class naval officer, and has made up deficiencies in book learning by extensive travel.
During the three years' cruise on H.M.S. Bacchante, Prince George, as he then was, worked like any other embryo officer.
The Prince of Wales, it is said, intends to educate his sons in the same way.
The world will be their university, and the deck of a man-of-war their school-room.
The Crown Prince of Germany is now an undergraduate at Bonn University, where his father and grandfather studied.
When ten years old he was commissioned a second lieutenant of the First Regiment of the Guard, and was afterwards sent to the Military Academy at Ploen, where he mingled with the other students at drill, athletics, and play.
The young King of Italy received, as Prince of Naples, a very severe training. Educated by an English governess and an Italian Army officer, the young Prince talked English at first better than Italian, and his mother taught him French and German.
Later in life he learned Russian and Servian.
The Italian officer, Colonel Osis, was very severe, and reprimanding the young Prince one day, said, "Remember that the son of a king like the son of a cobbler, when a fool is a tool."
King Humbert always approved the Colonel's Spartan severity.

Source: The Daily Express, London, Thursday May 1, 1902, Page 6

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The Princes as Sailors

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Old Shipmate's Memories of the King's Cadet Days.

"GOT NOTHING SOFT FROM CAPTAIN" - WHEN PRINCE EDWARD HAD DRILL PUNISHMENT.

No one is looking forward more keenly to the Silver Jubilee of the King than an old shipmate of his Majesty.
He is Mr. James Cooper, of Beeston, Leeds, now aged eighty, a Royal Naval veteran of the days of masts and yards.
"I was captain of the mizzen-top of the Bacchante," he told a reporter yesterday, "when she made a world cruise in 1881, with the late Duke of Clarence (then Prince Albert Victor Edward) and the present King as cadets.
"They had to go through routine like any other youngsters, and they got nothing soft from Sharkey Hill because they were Princes.
"All Hills are "Sharkies" in the Navy, and Captain Hill was as good an officer as ever cast his eyes aloft or windward. One morning, soon after dawn, Sharkey turned out unexpectedly, and Prince Edward failed to notice him.
"Sharkey's face went black, and turning to the naval instructor, called out: "Give Prince Edward an extra hour's drill."
Mr. Cooper has a high regard for the King as a sailor.
"He was just the same as any other lad and would take - and would be glad to get the chance - a potato out of his marine's "kid" (mess tub) and eat it hot out of his fingers.
"There was great competition between the brothers as to whose guns should be the cleanest, and my "opposite number" and myself never had any difficulty in getting cleaning stuff. We were in clover. The young Princes would "scrounge" stuff, or buy it out of their own pockets somehow.
"Prince George was not only a good sailor, but he was a good man to sailors," added Mr. Cooper.

Source: The Daily Mirror, Wednesday January 9, 1935, Page 13

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Admiral Scott of the Bacchante

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FAMOUS ADMIRAL DEAD.

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Lord Charles Scott, Crimean Veteran, Who Served Over 50 Years in the Navy.

Admiral Lord Charles Montagu Scott, only brother of the Duke of Buccleuch, died yesterday at his residence, Boughton House, near Kettering, at the age of seventy-two.
Entering the Navy at the early age of fourteen, Admiral Scott had a brilliant and adventurous career before he retired in 1904.
He served in the Russian War in the Baltic in 1854, the China War of 1857, and in the Naval Brigade during the Indian Mutiny. He also possessed Crimean and Turkish medals.
From 1879 to 1882 he was captain of the Bacchante, in which ship Prince Albert Victor and Prince George served as midshipmen, and was in turn Commander-in-Chief on the Australian station and at Plymouth.

Source: The Daily Mirror, August 23, 1911, Page 5

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